100 Outstanding Podcasts for 2018

A curated episode list by
BelloCollective
Creation Date December 4th, 2018
Updated Date Updated July 3rd, 2019
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For the third year, The Bello Collective is proud to share with you our list of 100 outstanding podcasts. The selections in this list were determined by The Bello Collective writers, editors, and friends, and appear in no particular order.

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EP 1: Frances McDormand and Risotto
Episode of
Cooking By Ear
Academy Award-Winning Actor and Producer Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Fargo, Olive Kitteridge, Almost Famous) makes asparagus risotto and discusses the creative process fueling her long, badass career. If you're cooking along while you listen, you'll need the following to make your dish: Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 big handfuls chanterelle mushrooms (or morels, porcini, or cultivated mushrooms) Salt 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons) 1 yellow onion, diced 2 cups short-grained Italian rice (like carnaroli or arborio) 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 - 4 sprigs thyme, leaves picked off stems and chopped 6 cups homemade chicken stock or water (avoid store-bought chicken stock) 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese Tools: vegetable peeler knife cutting board stove big spoon slotted spoon ladle smallish saucepan skillet blender food processor, or mortar and pestle cheese grater timer
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As a long-running food podcast appreciator, I'm always on the lookout for podcasts that lean into the intimacy of cooking and the conversations that can only come from the comfort of being in your own kitchen. Each episode of Cooking By Ear is a combined interview and a recipe; the episode with actress Frances McDormand cooking risotto at home is a true treat. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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OSG: Season 2 Ep. 8 "Relax, Relate, Release!"
Episode of
On She Goes
The On She Goes team interviews Sarah Wesley (Social Media Influencer, Solo Traveler, Yogi & Serita's little sister) on Kemetic Yoga and how she practices self-care while traveling the world. We also talk to Bibi McGill (former lead guitarist for Beyonce's all female band "The Suga Mamas", DJ, and Yogi)all about inclusiveness in the yoga community and the origins of the ancient practice. ENJOY!
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I love women and hearing about them travel. In this inspiring episode, a woman talks about going on vacation and not coming home. Chosen by Berry, Podcasts in Color
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Your Receipts: Dating with self harm scars
Episode of
The Receipts Podcast
We're back with another episode! This time we're answering your dilemmas in our minisode 'Your Receipts'. You can send us your dilemmas by emailing: keepthereceipts@gmail.com and we'll answer them anonymously on the podcast. #TheReceiptsPodcast is a fun, honest podcast fronted by three girls who are willing to talk about anything and everything. From relationships to situationships to everyday life experiences, you can expect unadulterated girl talk with no filter. Hosts: Ghana's Finest Twitter: @Ghanasfinestx Instagram: @Ghanas_Finest Tolly Twitter: @Tolly_T Instagram: @Tolly_T Milena Sanchez Twitter: @Milenasanchezx Instagram: @milenasanchezx Get in touch and share your receipts with us, keepthereceipts@gmail.com
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Conversational podcasts are ten a penny, but the ones that really hook you in emotionally are rare. The Receipts has long been one such for me, with hosts Tolly T, Milena, and Audrey making me laugh and bringing me to tears, often within the same episode. They now have a "Your Receipts" strand where they answer listener questions, and this answer about dating after self harm and how to disclose previous mental health issues with new romantic partners stuck with me a long time after I'd listened. It's very difficult to make a show that sounds as easy going and relaxed as this one, and in the age of celebration for great narrative audio storytelling, I think episodes like this deserve recognition. Chosen by Caroline Crampton, Hot Pod
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Ross and Carrie Find Their Rythmia (Part 1): Plant Medicine Edition
Episode of
Oh No Ross and Carrie
Ross and Carrie accept an invitation to Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, where they will spend a week healing their hearts, reuniting with their souls, and learning what the moon yearns to teach humanity, all through the power of Ayahuasca.
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Ross and Carrie explore the latest trends of fringe science and spirituality and the paranormal so you don't have to. They're there as skeptics, but not ones who are solely on the hunt to expose and debunk - they actually do go in attempting to live the full experience. With the series "Ross and Carrie Find Their Rythmia," they live the experience so fully it almost kills one of them. The series takes them to Costa Rica to attend Rythmia, a spiritual retreat center specializing in plant medicine journeys, plus everything else that has hit headlines in recent years, like enemas to rid you of toxic behaviors. These are extremely dedicated podcast hosts. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Ep. 10: That’s a Dunk, Brother!
Episode of
HORSE
Full Court Press: Televising the NBA All-Star Draft and Kevin Durant’s Empire State of Mind That Actually Happened: Shaquille O'Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon (Almost) Played 1-on-1 Basketball for a Million Dollars 3 on 3: Three Best and Three Most Kevin Garnett NBA Trash Talk Moments And also: Barack Obama Miami Heat Vice Jersey, Lying to Russell Westbrook, You Taste Like Boo Berry, Eric’s Mom Calls Customer Service, Diana Taurasi Yelled at Me While I Was Editing This Episode   Sponsors Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that finds and delivers clothes, shoes, and accessories to fit your body, budget, and lifestyle. Get started at stitchfix.com/horse for 25% off when you keep your whole box! Happy Leather Co makes customized leather items! Go to http://bit.ly/happyleatherco to back their Kickstarter, or, if you’re listening after November 2018, use that same link to head to their shop.   Find Us Online - website: horsehoops.com - patreon: patreon.com/horsehoops - twitter: twitter.com/horse_hoops - instagram: instagram.com/horsehoops - facebook: facebook.com/horsehoops - multitude: multitude.productions   HORSE is hosted by Mike Schubert and Eric Silver. Edited and mixed by Eric Silver. Social Media by Mike Schubert. Theme song by Bettina Campomanes. Art by Allyson Wakeman. Website by Kelly Beckman.   About Us On HORSE, we don’t analyze wins and losses. We talk beefs, dig into Internet drama, and have fun. The NBA is now a 365-day league and it's never been more present in pop culture. From Kevin Durant's burner accounts to LeBron taking his talents anywhere to trusting the Process, the NBA is becoming a pop culture requirement. At the same time, sports can have gatekeepers that make it insular and frustrating for people who aren't die hard fans. We’re here to prove that basketball is entertaining to follow for all fans, whether you’re actively watching the games or not.
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Twitter feuds. Million-dollar bets. Taco Bell. Some of the weirdest, wildest moments in pop culture come from the world of basketball. I never knew I could care so much about a sport my parents made me play as a 5'10" elementary schooler - but that's the magic of HORSE. Hosts Eric Silver and Mike Schubert are so charismatic, funny and infectiously passionate that you might find yourself becoming a basketball superfan, too. (Disclaimer: This show is part of the podcast collective I manage, but it's still hands-down my favorite debut of 2018.) Chosen by Amanda McLoughlin, Bello Collective
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Ep. 1: James Baldwin & Darnell Moore
Episode of
Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing
Welcome to Bughouse Square! For the first time, we’re opening up the archived tape from the radio show of Studs Terkel, the renowned Chicago reporter. We’re pairing some of our favorite discoveries from the Studs Terkel archive and interviews with smart folks from our time. The Rundown: Eve briefs us on who she and Studs Terkel are, what the Bughouse Square is, and why she is so excited to host the show. James Baldwin talks to Studs about Another Country and serving “bitter medicine.” Darnell Moore breaks down the monolith of Black writers and why Black literature is expected to be hopeful. Find Us Online: Website: http://studsterkel.wfmt.com Twitter: @StudsArchive Eve L. Ewing: @eveewing, https://eveewing.com/ Darnell Moore is the writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. @Moore_Darnell, https://goo.gl/XYVY54 About Us: WFMT is Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, with a long tradition of award-winning broadcasting since 1951. Through the WFMT Radio Network, the station offers programming to over 650 outlets in the U.S. and around the world Studs Terkel Radio Archive, an audio archive managed by THE WFMT Radio Network, based at Studs’ long time radio home, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, which houses the archive. Multitude is a production collective of independent audio professionals based in New York City. Their mission is to make, elevate, and market great shows. Credits: Our producer is Katie Klocksin and our composer is Ayanna Woods. Thank you to Project Manager Heather McDougall, Archivist Allison Schein Holmes, Production and Distribution Manager Stacy Gerard, Multitude Productions, and Erin Glasco, Maria Cooper and Mark Baletto on our transcription team. Archival audio was digitized by the Library of Congress, Division of Recorded Sound. *Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing *is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities - Exploring the Human Endeavor.
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Eve Ewing's interview style is insightful and open, leaving all the space that's necessary for her guest to speak his mind and his experiences while drawing the connections listeners need. Coupled with curated archive footage from the Studs Terkel recordings, the debut episode for this podcast makes for a heartfelt honoring of Terkel's work and an incising examination of the society we must move through. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment?
Episode of
Popcast
What happens when a band wipes a stain from its historical record? Or when physical albums vanish, replaced by different digital versions? Guests: Mark Richardson; Rolling Stone's Christopher R. Weingarten; and The New York Times's Caryn Ganz.
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Host Jon Caramanica and his guests address the question: "What happens when artists take control of their legacy and say, 'Nah, we didn't do that'?" Specifically, they talk about "One in a Million," the Guns N' Roses song that includes offensive and bigoted language - and that was disappeared from the band's box set. It's a fascinating look at the impermanence of art and culture in the digital age. Chosen by Michael Yessis, This Week in Podcasts
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165. The 36 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Having Kids
Episode of
The Longest Shortest Time
Stephanie never wanted kids.... but then she met Joey. Tune in to hear them answer a series of questions intended to help them determine if they want a future as parents together.To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.This episode is brought to you by Ladder, PottyMD (code: LONGSHORT), SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove and Sun Basket.Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
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The New York Times' 36 Questions assignment, adapted to people thinking about becoming parents. The trajectory from silly to serious is some of the realest discussion about family creation I've ever heard. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Four
Episode of
The Empty Bowl
This is the fourth episode of The Empty Bowl. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bowl/support
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This is the cereal podcast that you've been waiting for. It is also the relaxation podcast you've been looking for. Justin McElroy, of My Brother, My Brother and Me, and Dan Goubert, creator of the cereal news and culture site Cerealously, have joined forces to make the chillest, most low key, fan-specific show of all time. "Four" is particularly poignant since Dan has to go to a Walmart in search of a new cereal. He can't find it even though he knows it is there and has to ask a Walmart employee to go to the back to get him, a grown man, a box. As someone who just pestered a bunch of Walmart employees to look for a Oreo Dunking set, I feel this wholly in my bones. Chosen by Eric Silver, Bello Collective
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Side Effects of White Women
Episode of
Small Doses with Amanda Seales
This is an episode that may touch some nerves but is about elevation. In a world where it seems like daily, many white women are exercising their privilege in potentially harmful ways to others it’s time to have a real convo about the past, present, an...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A fellow white woman introduced me to this podcast, and in particular, this episode, wanting to talk about the type of White Women we are. That’s a dialogue most white women should be having with each other, and it historically has mostly been women of color who remind us of that. An episode ultimately about harming vs helping, and using one’s privilege, it’s also funny in the way Amanda Seales can make this funny. All of the other episodes are just as good too — from the side effects of toxic masculinity, to the “ho” phase, to free speech, to having anxiety, it’s all here. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Fancy (Farm) Didn't Let Us Down
Episode of
Here Today
Growing up in Louisville, in a not-particularly-politically-engaged family, I had never heard of Fancy Farm until I started working in a newsroom.  When I did, I almost thought the reporters were kidding me. It's a church picnic, in Western Kentucky, where some of the most important people in Kentucky politics go every year and make funny, trash-talking speeches about each other? Sure. I've still never been (I have to fix that one of these years), but now I'm a believer: Fancy Farm might be one of the Kentuckiest things in Kentucky.  This year, the big stories were that Governor Bevin didn't show up, and that Allison Lundergran Grimes apparently has jokes for days: "Mitch had to leave because he is very busy rushing a Supreme Court vote. It is so sad. Like many men, he suffers from premature confirmation. And like a man, he claims it never happens to him."  Capital reporter Ryland Barton has been covering Fancy Farm for the past four years. He joins us on today's show to give us the highlights of this year's picnic, and wax philosophical about the event as a whole.
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My listening this year was peppered by as many local podcasts as possible, and Recut, from my home state of Kentucky, always made the list. It zooms in on Kentucky issues as they're situated in the grander discussions around the country and world, but I selected this gem of an episode that was so truly of this place: a church picnic political rally where the food is plentiful and the candidate roasts are hot, hot, hot. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Potcast 51: Just Say KNOW
Episode of
Casually Baked, the potcast
It's a Back to School drugs chat for you parents with teens and tweens. Jo sits down with the Drug Education Manager at Students for Sensible Drug Policy and explores the SSDP Just Say Know peer education program. Find or create SSDP campus programs across the world. Spearhead middle school and high school drug education in your area. Access free and accurate educational materials on cannabis, nicotine, alcohol, and other substance through SSDP. Learn more in the show notes at casuallybaked.com. 
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As marijuana laws continue to change across the country, kids need to be educated. But where do they typically go with their questions? Their peers. The host interviews the Drug Education Manager at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization that believes students should be a part of any prevention and intervention strategy. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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Ep 47: Gratefully Yours with Emily McDowell
Episode of
Forever35
It’s Thanksgiving time in the States, and Kate and Doree dig deeper into the things they’re grateful for this year (hint: Forever35 listeners!). Plus Kate tries to find calm during a health scare and Doree gets very into her bathtub.Then they sit down with illustrator and author extraordinaire Emily McDowell (Emily McDowell Studio), who discusses her journey from creating greeting cards in her home to running her own business, getting in touch with her spirituality, dealing with perimenopause, and how her life improved after taking a vacation without checking email.Follow us on Instagram: @Forever35podcast,@katespencer,@doree, Twitter:@forever35pod, and in ourFacebook group(password is "serums"). All products mentioned on the show can be found on our website,Forever35podcast.com. To leave us a voicemail, call 781-591-0390, or you can email us at forever35podcast@gmail.com.This episode is sponsored by:The Citizenry - Get a $50 gift voucher to use toward your first order of $200 or more go to citizenrypodcast.com/forever35 and use promo code forever35.FourSigmatic - Visit FourSigmatic.com/forever35 and use promo code forever35 for 15% off all orders.Outdoor Voices - For 20% off your first order of $100 or more, visit outdoorvoices.com/forever35 and enter promo code forever35.Hum - To get 20% off go to humnutrition.com and use code forever35.Hint Water - To receive 36 bottles for $36 visit drinkhint.com/forever35 and use promo code forever35 (for a limited time only).Theme music by Riot. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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According to Forever 35, it's a "podcast about the things we do to take care of ourselves." And it is, but to listen to Forever 35 is to feel like you're listening in on two best friends, Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer, who happen to be interesting, funny, and have a ton of valuable information to share about skincare. It's not just indulgent talk about which sheet mask they're obsessed with; the show feels like a glimpse into the real way that women talk. They have a new guest on each week, and tackle tough and light topics alike, like dealing with health scares, losing a loved one, and organizing the products in your bathroom. Follow their Insta too, because it's full of all the positivity, LOLs and feels. (Disclosure: At a previous gig, I/my company sponsored the launch of this show. I've since become a total stan, and my friends are probably annoyed at how many of their Instagram posts I share in DMs.) Chosen by Krystina Rubino, Bello Collective
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Episode 299: Helen Rosner
Episode of
Longform
Helen Rosner is a food correspondent at The New Yorker. “I believe the things that are really important to me are structure over all and—forgive me, I’ve said this on other podcasts before—if I were going to get a tattoo this is what I would get a tattoo of is that it doesn’t matter what you say, it only matters what they hear. It’s my job to make sure the gulf between those two things is as narrow as possible and there’s as little ambiguity between what I say and what you hear. It’s never easy, but it’s certainly easier in the realm of arguable objectivity. To create emotion in a reader requires a huge amount of really thoughtful work on the part of the writer in a way that forces you as a writer to remove yourself from the emotion you’re creating in the reader. If I to set you up for sadness, I have to create emotional stakes. I have to create investment in whoever I’m talking about or whatever the story’s about. The craft of making stakes and setting up a potential downfall, a potential loss, whatever it may be I think is not something you can do well if you’re feeling the feeling you’re trying to create in the reader.” Thanks to MailChimp, Read This Summer, and You Can't Make This Up for sponsoring this week's episode. Also: very rare, very exclusive Longform Podcast t-shirts are still available! @helsn Rosner on Longform Helen Rosner's official site Helen Rosner's archive at The New Yorker [06:15] Menu Pages [08:40] Helen Rosner's archive at New York Magazine [12:35] Helen Rosner's archive at Saveur [19:40] "The Exquisite Blankness (and Highly Suspect Guacamole) of Antoni Porowski from 'Queer Eye'" (The New Yorker • Mar 2018) [32:10] "The Best Time I Got a Bikini Wax" (The Hairpin • Mar 2011) [33:15] Helen Rosner's archive at Eater [38:30] "There’s nothing good in cooking, but there are no other options." (Sandra Zhao • Eater • Aug 2016) [40:20] "One Night at Kachka" (Erin DeJesus with Danielle Centoni and Jen Stevenson • Eater • Jun 2015) [49:55] "On Chicken Tenders" (Guernica Mag • Jun 2015) [51:00] The Boundaries of Taste [1:06:10] The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster • Random House • 1961) [1:16:20] "An MSG Convert Visits the High Church of Umami" (The New Yorker • Apr 2018) [1:16:30] "Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks" (Eater • Oct 2017)
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I wish I could fit more interviews into my listening, but every so often a person whose work I have appreciated for years appears in one and it zooms to the top of my queue. Food writer and critic Helen Rosner wrestles with professional opportunity, privilege, and what we give of ourselves in our work. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Episode 62: Colorismo en Latin America
Episode of
Latinos Who Lunch
Inspired by one of our listener letters, LWL develops a discussion on colorism, its complex history in Latin America and in the United States. From the sixteenth-century onward, skin-color has been a factor that has affected the way we relate to each other. The race relations in this country have also influenced the way we interact with each other and the media we consume. What is the casta system? What is purity of blood? How are those categories reinforced today? FavyFav and Babelito get into these and other topics relating to colorism in the Latinx community and Latin America.Thank you to our listener, Pamela, for inspiring this episode! #SupportLatinxPodcasts #SupportBrownPodcasts #DavidCraven #LWLpod
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A great episode about colorism and the layers of history tied into it. I loved this because it was history I hadn't considered but needed to know about. Chosen by Berry, Podcasts in Color
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0.07: Parks and Recreation (with Rob Lowe, Adam Scott and Michael Schur)
Episode of
The West Wing Weekly
We literally cannot wait for you to hear how much The West Wing influenced Parks and Recreation. We spoke to the co-creator of the show, Michael Schur, and two of the stars, Rob Lowe and Adam Scott, to learn about the parallels between the Bartlet White House and the Pawnee Parks Department. Stop pooping! Just listen. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/007
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This is the most informative behind-the-scenes episode that I've ever listened to. For those uninitiated to Bartlett's Army, West Wing Weekly is an episode-by-epsiode breakdown of The West Wing, hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder and actor Josh Malina, an actor on The West Wing. They are the perfect duo to compare the drama version of government to the comedy version of government, and they reach deep into their TV connections to talk to the show runner of Parks and Rec, one of the most beloved actors on the show, and Rob Freaking Lowe. Come for the origin stories, and stay for all the stories about Amy Poehler. Chosen by Eric Silver, Bello Collective
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Living the Questions: Can conversation make any difference at a moment like this?
Episode of
On Being with Krista Tippett
“Conversation is not just about words passing between mouths and ears. It’s about shared life. Listening is about bringing our lives into conversation.” About the Living the Questions series, from Krista Tippett: “I think of a good conversation as an adventure. You create a generous and trustworthy space for it, and prepare hospitably for it, so the other person will feel so welcome and understood that they will put words around something they have never put words around quite that way before. They will give voice to something they didn’t know they knew — and you will be a witness to thinking, revelation, in real time. This is one reason that radio/podcasting is such a magical medium: Everyone who listens joins that room, becomes a witness, the moment they push “play.” They are also there for the revelation. It’s a form of time travel. And if the conversation is edifying (one of my favorite, underused words), we all sync up in some mysterious way across time and space and grow a little together. In recent years, I’ve discovered that I really like being on the other side of a conversation too. Maybe because I’ve experienced that thrill of revelation so many times, I approach someone asking questions of me with great anticipation of what they will draw out of me that I can’t draw out of myself. So, last summer on social media, my colleagues and I asked for questions you’d want to throw at me. We received, and continue to receive, such a bounty.” Find more at onbeing.org/series/living-the-questions/.
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Krista Tippett offers a wise and beautiful response to the question: "How can we stay present to what's happening in the world without giving in to despair and hopelessness?" She's the guide we need for these extraordinary times. Chosen by Michael Yessis, This Week in Podcasts
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Episode 16 - Bypass
Episode of
Time Well Spent
In this episode, I reveal a secret that i've kept from my parents for 16 years. What direction will this go? Follow me on IG, Snapchat, and twitter - @ohitsbigron Support ohitsbigron studios using our patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/ohitsbigron
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After Ron shares a high school escapade on stage at a storytelling event, he realizes he needs to tell his parents before they find out through another source. He documents the entire setup and sharing process in excruciating detail. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Kids

Robots
Episode of
Pants on Fire
Who’s the real expert, and who the liar, liar Pants on Fire? Visit our website, PantsOnFire.pizza to listen to the show and take L.I.S.A.’s weekly trivia quiz. And follow us on Facebook! Also visit the home of Gen-Z Media, BestRobotEver.com, to hear all of our shows.
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Fact: any episode of Pants on Fire would have worked for me; each is funny and has me listening hard for the truth. This episode has stuck with me, though, as everyone's favorite computer co-host L.I.S.A. (Live In Studio Audience), is confronted with their existence as the episode's chosen human child interrogates the guests - one a real expert, the other a liar - on ROBOTS. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Why Do People Dream?
Episode of
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Why do people dream? Why do people have nightmares? How do dreams happen? Can people who are blind can see in their dreams? In this episode of But Why, we're answering dreamy questions with psychiatrist Dr. David Khan of Harvard Medical School.
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But Why is my favorite show for kids because it's enjoyable for adults as well. This episode gets to the bottom of those weird things we call dreams. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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Wangari Maathai read by Melinda Gates
Episode of
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
When lakes started to dry up and streams seemed to disappear, a woman decided to bring the forest back and planted a million trees. Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt movement in Africa and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. In this episode, you will learn about one of the most inspiring activists and environmentalists of our time. The host of this episode is the American philanthropist Melinda Gates. This episode was produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, written by Annalisa Merelli, with sound design by Elettra Bargiacchi. This show is sponsored by the globally bestselling book series "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls". Go to www.rebelgirls.co and get your copy with a 15% discount, using promo code REBELPODCAST.
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The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls podcast is an offshoot of the wildly successful book series of the same name (which features 200 stories of extraordinary women). There are only 10 episodes, but I hope the podcast continues to feature the other 190+ women in the books. I chose to highlight Wangari Maathai's story because she founded the Green Belt movement, becoming the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Music for The Dreaming: Galaa
Episode of
ABC Classic Kids
Galaa means summer in the Dhurga language of the Yuin People, and in Wreck Bay, summer means fishing! In this episode kids will listen for the sounds of summer like cicadas singing and happy bongo rhythms, do the Rompy Stompy Crab dance, sing-along to Aunty Brenda’s song, and learn Dhurga words associated with the season.
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My five-year-old and I were mesmerized by this beautiful, musical series about Aboriginal people, land, and instruments. Like the cicadas in our own backyard, the sounds of the Australian summer helped spark our own curiosity about a magical place far away. The music throughout this series is some of my favorite from any podcast, and as a result has had me coming back to listen with and without my daughter. Chosen by Isaac Farley, Bello Collective
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Investigation

EP 1: Hide and Seek
Episode of
Bear Brook
Three boys kick over a mysterious barrel in the woods. A small town cop fishes for answers. Evidence is buried, and the case goes cold. Click here to donate $20 and get ad-free episodes of Bear Brook a week early.
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Bear Brook is not what it seems. The story begins with the unidentified murder victims whose bodies were found in the woods of New Hampshire, but that's only the first thread in what turns out to be a dense narrative tapestry. Host Jason Moon masterfully plucks and weaves new threads. As a listener, I didn't always know how each story in this narrative tapestry connected, but I was willing to follow it wherever it went. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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S5 Episode 9: Marnie
Episode of
Someone Knows Something
David tracks down the civilian phone operator who says she received a suspicious phone call the night Kerrie disappeared.
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Being a true crime fan is… fraught. As I add another crime podcast to my queue, I have to wonder: is it ethical to get enjoyment out of a story about another person's death? Am I contributing to the pain of a victim's family by listening to their grief? Is my hope that the power of the internet can help solve a cold case optimistic or naive? No podcast takes the ethics of crime reporting more seriously than Someone Knows Something, whose fifth season traces the facts and fallout of the unsolved murder of Kerrie Brown. Host David Ridgen faces head-on topics that other crime shows overlook in favor of sensational details: grief, addiction, poverty, and institutional racism. The show is compassionate and tenacious as it tries to help right a wrong, and leaves listeners more empathetic than before. Chosen by Amanda McLoughlin, Bello Collective
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Chapter One: The Reporter
Episode of
Caliphate
Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.
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If I had to pick just one show to recommend this year, it would be Caliphate. This ten-part series has incredible sound design and an innovative structure, with Andy Mills reporting on Rukmini Callimachi, who's reporting on ISIS. It blends all the creative benefits of a non-narrated show with all the structural benefits of a narrated show. The show trusts its listeners, and I was more than willing to follow along. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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Immersed – Part 2 (in English)
Episode of
Tertulia
The second in a two-part series about the boom in Spanish immersion education programs in West Michigan schools. / La segunda en una serie de dos partes sobre el “boom” de programas de inmersión en español en las escuelas del Oeste de Michigan.
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BelloCollective

I loved this complementary, bilingual pair of episodes discussing the immersion school boom in West Michigan, and whether they are genuinely serving the populace of children who speak Spanish at home but need instruction in English as well as those who speak English at home. Emily Hunsberger's investigation into this education style was so important for me, coming from an English immersion school in a Spanish-speaking area, in order to understand what's happening in education in different parts of the country. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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BIKRAM Part 1: Arrival
Episode of
30 For 30 Podcasts
Bikram Choudhury begins his journey to fame, wealth, and scandal in 1970s Los Angeles. He takes Beverly Hills by storm, using his Hollywood connections and rags-to-riches origin story to build a devoted following and lay the foundation for a yoga empire. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. More information at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram
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For many, Bikram yoga, otherwise known as hot yoga, is an exercise. For others, it's a lifestyle. For still others, it's a cult, designed and orchestrated by founder Bikram Choudhury. This five-part series tells the story of the yoga and the man behind it, who changed the way that Americans practice yoga - and who was accused of sexual assault by six women in the Bikram yoga community. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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S2 Episode 1: Stolen. Murdered. Missing.
Episode of
Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo
Connie responds to Christine’s plea for help finding her eldest sister, Cleo. The only proof of Cleo’s existence though is a tiny, undated school photo. A clue soon emerges which will take Christine’s search in unexpected directions.
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Missing & Murdered is doing the necessary work of reporting on the all-too-common stories of Canada's missing and endangered indigenous women and girls. In the second season of Finding Cleo, we begin with a family story of a beloved sister hitchhiking her way back home, only to be murdered somewhere in Arkansas. This story, already heartbreaking and complicated, only becomes more layered as the podcast progresses: it becomes a study on the power that family lore can hold, a meditation on how to heal without closure. Most importantly for too many of us, a history lesson on state treatment of indigenous families - from the horrors of the residential school systems, the waves of generational trauma, and the long after-effects of the removal of Native children from Native families in the Sixties Scoop. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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ACT I ~ Australia's Own Ronnie Biggs ~
Episode of
Silent Waves
Raquel O’Brien is tormented by secrets. She begins her journey of exposing her family’s shared past by first uncovering the forces that brought her parents, Elizabeth and Ralph, together. When Elizabeth discovers her family are fugitives, Ralph’s character is put into question.
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An extremely personal and courageous look at the cycle of abuse that shaped one prominent Australian family, as told by the family itself. This seven-episode show has stayed with me more than any other throughout the year. Please take care to heed the content warnings. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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S1 E1: The Branding
Episode of
Uncover: The Village
Uncover: Escaping NXIVM - Episode 1. Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women's group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets.
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BelloCollective

The first season of this 2018 debut unravels NXIVM, a self help group/pyramid scheme/sex cult. The story is powerful on both the micro level (Edmonson unpacks what led her to join the group in the first place, the good and bad of being part of it, and the pains of leaving it behind) and the macro level (NXIVM's impact is disturbing and far-reaching). The series's success is due in part to the close relationship between reporter Josh Bloch and subject Sarah Edmondson, childhood friends who reconnected after Edmonson left NXIVM. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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8: Destination Amazing
Episode of
The Dream
The road to success is paved with convention tickets. This episode is sponsored by Quip (www.getquip.com/THEDREAM) and Article (www.article.com/THEDREAM).
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BelloCollective

Multi-Level Marketing is a massive industry that has touched all of our lives in some way (e.g. just open up Facebook), but there is relatively little comprehensive information about its inner workings. The Dream gives all the answers you've always wanted to know, reported through a satisfying critical lens. You should listen to the entire first season, but this episode was an amazing undercover peak behind the scenes that will leave no more doubt in your mind about the true intentions of these organizations. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Part 1: A Change is Gonna Come
Episode of
The Promise
At 61 years old, Vernell McHenry is like the grandmother of her corner of James Cayce. Where she’s lived for more than 17 years, greeting the neighborhood from a metal folding beach chair on her stoop. But Cayce is about the be transformed, torn down and rebuilt as mixed income apartments. And now, Vernell has a decision to make. Does she stay in her dilapidated and aging apartment where her friends and a gaggle of smiling kids live next door? Or does she go down the hill to a brand new building, potentially losing her social life and sense of home in the process? **Music Credits: ** Our theme music is by The Insider, additional music by Fleslit and Willbe, all found through the Free Music Archive. The archival audio, found through YouTube, is from the United States Housing Agency. **Production Credits: ** Writing and reporting: Meribah Knight Editing: Blake Farmer, Anita Bugg. With additional help from Tony Gonzalez, Emily Siner, Chas Sisk and Julieta Martinelli Sound Design: Tony Gonzalez Fact Checking: Steve Cavendish
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Hosted by Meribah Knight, this 6-part series highlights the affordable housing question that every city in the US seems to be asking right now. The Promise is out of Nashville Public Radio, reporting on one of the biggest and most difficult promises a city can make to its residents: to develop its neighborhoods without leaving anyone behind to gentrification. We meet grandmothers who love the community they've fostered in their aging and run-down apartments, men who are tired of boys getting shot, the police officers patrolling the neighborhood, wealthy residents nearby, and people who've gotten out. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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S2 E1: July 16, 1996
Episode of
In the Dark
On the morning of July 16, 1996, someone walked into a furniture store in downtown Winona, Mississippi, and murdered four employees. Each was shot in the head. It was perhaps the most shocking crime the small town had ever seen. Investigators charged a man named Curtis Flowers with the murders. What followed was a two-decade legal odyssey in which Flowers was tried six times for the same crime. He remains on death row, though some people believe he's innocent. For the second season of In the Dark, we spent a year digging into the Flowers case. We found a town divided by race and a murder conviction supported by questionable evidence. And it all began that summer morning in 1996 with a horrifying crime scene that left investigators puzzled. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
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BelloCollective

The amount of research that was put into the second season of In the Dark is second to none. If this story doesn't get under your skin, I don't know what will. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center
Episode of
Serial
A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?
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BelloCollective

In Serial's third season Sarah Koenig and her team look not at the outlandish aspects of the US criminal justice system (see: Serial season 1) but at its everyday functioning —because business as usual is outlandish enough. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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The Good Guy
Episode of
Believed
How did former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abuse hundreds of girls and women for decades? To understand how he got away with it, we have to begin with the doctor in his prime, when everyone thought of him as Larry, the good guy.
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BelloCollective

In 2018, you might be sadly well-acquainted with the truth that media, authority figures, and every day people rarely believe women when they report sexual harassment or assault. Women know this, and sometimes this leads women to barely believe themselves. Larry Nassar, an Olympics gymnastics doctor who was for years highly recommended and trusted, sexually assaulted girls at the same time he had his community's trust. As a doctor, and a famous one at that, he was able to conduct intrusive, inappropriate, and non-medical procedural assault in a way that made victims doubt their experience and their feelings. Parents trusted him completely and police were easily mollified by PowerPoint slides. How? Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Episode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'
Episode of
Caught
At age 15, Z received his sentence in adult court. The reason why dates back 40 years, to a child named Willie Bosket. His crimes changed everything for kids and criminal justice. In 1978, Bosket murdered two people on the New York City subway. Despite the severity of his crime, he received a sentence of just 5 years, and the tabloids went wild. The result: a new state law that has pushed thousands of kids into the adult system, an approach that’s been adopted by states across the country. We look back at Willie Bosket: his childhood, his extreme and atypical violence, and the specific challenges he presented to the juvenile justice system, even before he became a murderer. Caught is supported, in part, by the Anne Levy Fund, Margaret Neubart Foundation, the John and Gwen Smart Family Foundation, and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
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I listen to a lot of US criminal justice podcasts, but this is the first I've heard that focuses solely on the juvenile justice system. The nine-episode series illustrates the system largely through the stories of present-day teens, but this episode focuses on Willie Bosket, who murdered two people in 1978 and whose crimes changed the way that juveniles in New York were sentenced forever after. Bosket's story is painful and complex, and it raises a lot of questions for how we treat offenders, juvenile or adult. As guest Reginald Dwayne Betts says, "We don't ask ourselves what amount of ruin is acceptable for somebody who we send to prison." Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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Narrative Nonfiction

#1 Little Manila (Part One)
Episode of
Long Distance
An alleged hate crime. An American dream. El Dorado. A visit to Stockton, California reveals the deep, dark history of Filipinos in America. Plus, host and producer Paola Mardo tells her long distance story. Credits. Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer and voice actor is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms. Music in this episode is by Pedro Concepcion, Julián Felipe, Dee Yan Key, James I. Lent, Lee Rosevere, and Pavement. Special thanks to Katrina Alarkon, Joe Bernardo, Jakriza Cabrera, Gerlie Cullado, Elaine Dolalas, Renee Gross, Josie Huang, James Kim, Nick Liao, Erica Mu, Joel Quizon, Stepheny Southa, Ada Tseng, David Weinberg, Visual Communications, and the Mardo family. Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon. Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.
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BelloCollective

I learned a lot listening to the first episode of Long Distance, a new show about Filipinos who live outside of the Philippines. I learned about Filipino-American history (a subject that was conspicuously absent from my school education); I learned about one present-day Filipino-American community in Stockton, California; and, most impressively, I learned about how to tell a story about all the ways the past impacts the present and the present draws from the past. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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Episode 97: Palace of Justice
Episode of
Criminal
When Benjamin Ferencz was 27 years old, he prosecuted his very first trial. There were 22 defendants, each of them high-ranking members of Nazi Germany's death squad. The entire world was watching. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Campaign Monitor Try it for free at CampaignMonitor.com Lending Club Check your rate in minutes at LendingClub.com/CRIMINAL Quicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. RXBAR For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.
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This is a 25 minute interview with Benjamin Ferencz, a 99-year-old Jewish American lawyer. As a young man, he was part of the team that prosecuted the highest-ranking Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg in Germany after World War Two. Throughout, he's peppy and articulate, even when talking about the horrific calculations he did about how many millions of lives these people had taken. Host Phoebe Judge guides him with the lightest of touches - it's a masterclass of hands off interview technique - yet still manages to draw out details like Ferencz's life-lengthening morning exercise routine and his tender passion for his wife. Be warned: you will sob at least once while listening to this. Chosen by Caroline Crampton, Hot Pod
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Turtle v. Snake
Episode of
Undiscovered
Travis Thomas is a rookie turtle researcher in Florida. He was on the verge of publishing his first big paper and naming two new species of turtle when he found out he’d been scooped by a stranger in Australia: Raymond Hoser, a.k.a. the Snake Man. Raymond is a reptile wrangler and amateur herpetologist who’s managed to name hundreds of animals—and has made a lot of enemies in the process. In this episode of Undiscovered, Travis sets out to get his turtles back, and Annie and Elah set out to find out how and why the Snake Man does what he does.
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Science can seem like a cold enterprise, but Undiscovered has a knack for highlighting the very warm, messy, human part of what happens behind the scenes. Exhibit A is this unbelievable drama and bitter rivalry that unfolds during something as routine as naming a species. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Episode 2: Get Vexed Y’all
Episode of
Red Flag
Links: Ted Kaye’s book: Good Flag, Bad Flag “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery -- subordination to the superior race -- is his natural and normal condition.” Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephans’ Cornerstone Speech, given on March 21, 1861 Quotes: Chellese: “[It’s good to] remember why the Confederacy so willingly united under that flag. It wasn’t the design or the arrangement of it–it was the ideas behind the uprising–slavery and white supremacy.” Beau: “The Civil War may have settled the question about maintaining The Union and created the opportunity to end slavery as an institution. But the ideas that underpinned the confederacy and American slavery never really went away.” Beau: “Remember what Alexander Stevens said, that the races were not equal, that idea wasn’t vanquished by the war and it certainly was never unique to the South. It’s just that the confederacy willingly and explicitly embodied it, which is why the Confederate battle flag. The one that is currently on the Mississippi state flag has been claimed by hate groups throughout the country and beyond.” Chellese: “For those looking to maintain white supremacy in a post-slavery America, where do you think they look to for inspiration?” Boilerplate: “Red Flag” is produced by Podastery Studios and hosted by Beau York and Chellese Hall. Our Music is by Clouds & Crayons with additional music provided by Loki Antiphony. Album art by Tyler Tadlock. This episode was written by H.B. Stewart. Transcriptions by Daisy Stackpole. Special thanks to advising Producers Rodrick Red & Dereck Russell. Be sure to see our show notes for additional credits and links to the stories referenced in this episode. If you want to learn more about how you can support the creation of this podcast please visit RedFlagPodcast.com and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RedFlagPod. Song at the end of each episode: “Nightmare” Clouds & CrayonsSpecial Guest: Ted Kaye.
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BelloCollective

In this episode, listeners learn about the Mississippi flag; who created it, what colors are represented, what its symbols mean, and so much more. This podcast comes at a really important time. The Mississippi flag still uses the Confederate battle symbol within its design. This is obviously a very contentious issue in the state between those who want to keep it - claiming heritage - and those who want a new flag - one that represents all Mississippians. Chosen by Arielle Nissenblatt, EarBuds Podcast Collective
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Obama 1: The Man In The Background
Episode of
Making Obama
Before he was the 44th President, Barack Obama worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Hear how the city shaped his political ambitions.
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BelloCollective

In 2008, the rise of Barack Obama from local activist to President seemed sudden, but the reality was very different. This series looks at the process and the ideas that made him an amazing political organizer and later, politician. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4
Episode of
99% Invisible
There are a few ways to tell if you’re looking at an authentic, high-quality aloha shirt. If the pockets match the pattern, that’s a good sign, but it’s not everything. Much of understanding an aloha shirt is about paying attention to what is on the shirt itself. It’s about looking at the pattern to see the story it tells. Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear; a six-part series within 99% Invisible, looking at clothing. It is produced and hosted by Avery Trufelman. Episodes will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays from September 25th through October 12th. Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4
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How deep is the bench at 99 Percent Invisible? In a move that few other shows could pull off, Roman Mars gives the hosting mantle to producer Avery Truffleman for a six-part miniseries about fashion. And in true 99PI form, these episodes deconstruct our ideas of clothing stitch by stitch. It's smart, insightful, easy to understand, and so, so cool. The final episode, Punk Style, is an perfect encapsulation of the series, and to the roots of Mars and 99PI as a whole, but I say that "Hawaiian Shirts" cannot be missed. Through the goofy existence of the Hawaiian shirt, we hear a complex story of colonialism, a stolen culture and American office mores. Someone, anyone, give Avery her own show! Chosen by Eric Silver, Bello Collective
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Shifting Blame
Episode of
Ministry of Ideas
We claim to judge people for what they intentionally do, but accidents often influence our judgments. In our justice systems, people can be harshly and unfairly blamed for bad luck—but in our personal lives, taking on blame isn’t always a bad thing. Guests Fiery Cushman, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University Daniel Statman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Haifa
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BelloCollective

The definition of criminality changes over time - not just what constitutes a crime, but also the intention and history that led to that crime. These definitions shift as how we place blame shifts, and blame shifts as we wrestle with our conception of morality and free will. Who is ultimately responsible, and why can't we make that decision consistently? Disclaimer: Galen Beebe, co-editor of the Bello Collective, is also a producer of Ministry of Ideas. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Episode 1: The Summer of Hate
Episode of
A12
How the people of Charlottesville responded to months of white supremacist organizing and violence in the city
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BelloCollective

Nicole Hemmer has given us a very thorough, very engaging history lesson on hate, the alt right, and race relations in Charlottesville, leading up to the events of August 12, 2017. It details the history behind the event and of the entire alt right movement. One of the most compelling things I have listened to this year. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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The Quevedos
Episode of
Latino USA
Latino USA producer Sayre Quevedo grew up having only met two members of his blood family, his mom and his brother. His father left before he was born and his mother lost touch with her family after leaving home as a teenager. For a long time, Sayre's family history was shrouded in mystery. Until one Mother's Day, when everything changes, and he finds himself on a journey to untangle the story of his long-lost family and the secrets that have haunted them.
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BelloCollective

When he was growing up, producer Sayre Quevedo only knew two members of his blood family: his mom and his brother. But when his mom told him that his grandmother might be alive and living nearby, he went on a quest to find her and his other relatives and learn why he hadn't known them in the first place. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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#03 Microscopic Infinities
Episode of
The One Who Got Away
This episode of The One Who Got Away is about reaching out. There are times when the one who got away is not gone but just away. A plane journey away, a bus ride away, a phone call away, a microscopic infinity away. All it takes is one brave moment to reach out and change everything.
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BelloCollective

Voicemails from all over the world to say what they never got to say to the one who got away. A cathartic listen that also makes your heart want to jump out of your chest. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Nuisance, or nonsense? (Part 1)
Episode of
We Live Here
Maplewood, Missouri. is a cozy little suburb at the border of St. Louis City. It has great schools, a cute downtown and one of the region’s most celebrated breweries. But in the background, some housing advocates say the town’s officials are turning public nuisance laws against people of color, the mentally ill and victims of domestic abuse. In the first of a two-part episode, hosts Tim and Kameel kick of the podcast’s fourth season by digging into these allegations and tell the story of a woman who was kicked out of Maplewood after cops came to her house too many times to deal with an abusive ex-boyfriend.
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BelloCollective

This is a local podcast, which I think will come to matter more as podcasts grow. This episode was the first in a series focusing on housing in St. Louis, but they address things that can happen in any city. Chosen by Berry, Podcasts in Color
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S1 E1 - The Bear
Episode of
Things That Go Boom
Two true stories about nuclear false alarms. Plus, what deterrence has to do with being an eleven-year-old boy, and a deeper dive into the Trump administration’s assault on diplomacy. 
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BelloCollective

These days when I listen to a news podcast it is a little like taking harsh medicine: I know I need it, but I don't like it. Things That Go Boom is just the spoonful of sugar I need to make the medicine go down. Host Laicie Heeley has the bona fides to be as academically obtuse as she would like, but instead she brings clarity to issues of national security…literally. Chosen by Ashley Lusk, Bello Collective
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Ep. 4, Butt Pats and Condescension
Episode of
For a Bad Time, Call...
For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. In this, its fourth episode, we hear tales of workplace rage from women across the country: from not being paid enough to unwanted touching to condescending coworkers. We collaborated with Death, Sex and Money on this one: be sure to check out their latest episode on what career advice people would give their former selves at deathsexmoney.org.
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BelloCollective

Was there a better time than 2018 for a podcast about women's rage? I love this show for several reasons: It's entirely based on listener submissions (community!), it's non-narrated (quite hard to do!), it is short-form (under 10 minutes) and it is created by badass women, one of whom is based in the Midwest. Chosen by Kelly Moffitt, Flyover Podcast
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Hattie McDaniel: The End
Episode of
Hollywood in Color
All episodes of Hollywood in Color are heavily researched. Here are the major sources used for this episode: Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood (book) by Jill Watts Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel (book) by Carlton Jackson Cinema Civil Rights: Regulation, Repression, and Race in the Classical Hollywood Era (book) by Ellen Scott Making Movies Black: The Hollywood Message Movie from WWII to the Civil Rights Era (book) by Thomas Cripps Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (book) by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff Beulah and the Moynihan Report (article) by Gerald R. Butters From Blackface to Beulah: Subtle Subversion in Early Black Sitcoms (article) by Mack Scott Race, Class, and Gender in Beulah and Bernie Mac (article) by Angela Nelson Star Dances: African-American Constructions of Stardom, 1925-1960 (book chapter) by Arthur Knight Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films (books) by Donald Bogle Music used in this episode (listed in order heard): Theme song (intro and outro): Hombre (Instrumental) by Kevin J. Simon (marmosetmusic.com) Bummin on Tremolo by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Love Her by Loyalty Freak Music (freemusicarchive.org) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Comic Plodding by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Nostalgic Piano by Rafael Krux (freepd.com) — Public Domain Remember the Time We Used to Play by Kumiko (freemusicarchive.org) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Ave Marimba by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License The Boats We've Been On by smallertide (freemusicarchive.org) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Danse Morialta by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Porch Blues by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Pepper's Theme (full mix) by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Steps by Sunne (marmosetmusic.com) Media Cited: Clips from various Academy Award speeches (youtube.com) *Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research Hollywood in Color artwork designed by Shelby Moring Follow Hollywood in Color on all social media @hwoodincolor and visit the show at hollywoodincolor.org
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BelloCollective

Every episode of Hollywood in Color highlights people of color behind and in front of the camera that have been left out of the silver screen narratives for over a century, and is impeccably researched and narrated by Dr. Diana Martinez. The three-part Hattie McDaniel series, especially the final episode, is history storytelling at its finest: a moment in the past puts a current moment into perspective, as it zooms from McDaniel's historic first Academy Award-winning performance right up through the more recent wins of other Black actresses. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Ep. 3: Let's Talk About the Elephant in the Room
Episode of
Women belong in the House
This week we're talking about women and the GOP. Host Jenny Kaplan speaks with Cristina Osmeña, a Republican running in CA-14. Experts share their perspectives on why the Republican party is lagging when it comes to recruiting women candidates and how that could affect the party moving forward. Special thanks to Moran Audio for the tunes and to Ben Broer for audio editing expertise! www.wondermedianetwork.com
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BelloCollective

In most episodes of Women Belong in the House, host Jenny Kaplan interviews a Democratic woman running for office in the 2018 Midterm election. In this episode, Kaplan interviews Cristina Osmeña, a Republican running in California's 14th district. In this episode, we learn from experts why the Republican party is lagging when it comes to recruiting women candidates and how this might affect the party in the future. Chosen by Arielle Nissenblatt, EarBuds Podcast Collective
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Ep 12 HIV/AIDS: Apathy Will Kill You
Episode of
This Podcast Will Kill You
This is it, y'all: the season finale. This week we’re talking about HIV/AIDS, one of the biggest pandemics of modern times. We were fortunate enough to speak with three individuals who have had vastly different experiences with HIV/AIDS. Frank Iamelli, who took care of many of his friends throughout the epidemic, Hillel Wasserman, who has been living with HIV since 1987, and Brryan Jackson who was diagnosed with AIDS when he was only 5 years old. In this episode, you'll get a glimpse into their stories and then we'll fill you in on all of the biology, history, and present state of HIV in the world. Don’t forget to tune in next week for our special bonus episode where you will get to hear more of Frank, Hillel, and Brryan's stories in depth. In the meantime, here are a couple of links to Brryan's website and Being Alive LA which you'll hear more about next week!
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BelloCollective

This Podcast Will Kill You offers you the science and the history behind infectious diseases, plus a themed cocktail recipe with every episode. The entire season is fascinating, even if you didn't think you'd ever consider the narrative of a disease. The season finale about HIV and the HIV epidemic are particularly grueling and important. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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#36 | Hamilton
Episode of
Twenty Thousand Hertz
Broadway’s award-winning, record-breaking, smash hit, Hamilton, is a musical unlike any other. Get the story from people in the room where it happens of how sound helps tell the musical’s story eight times a week. We talk to Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton’s Tony-nominated sound designer, Benny Reiner, Grammy-winning Hamilton percussionist, Anna-Lee Craig, Hamilton on Broadway A2, and Broadway sound design legend Abe Jacob.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
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BelloCollective

Thanks to this episode, I've listened to the Hamilton soundtrack so much over the past six months that Spotify now assumes all I want in my Discover Weekly playlist are random show tunes. I know I'm late to the party, but I'm so glad that Twenty Thousand Hertz highlighted all the genius sound design elements of this musical so I can join the rest of the world in becoming obsessed with it. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Episode 1
Episode of
Dream Diary
In 2004, someone releases a weird video game about dreams. Over the years, it develops a huge and passionate fanbase. What's the deal with Yume Nikki? dreamdiarypodcast.com
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BelloCollective

An independent game has influenced game designers throughout the world and has a devoted cult following. Dream Diary is the story Yume Nikki and is full of mystery, psychological subtext and questions. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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Lay Down, Lamb
Episode of
Nocturne
One of the things that changes instantly when you have a baby is your relationship to sleep. It usually becomes scarce and precious, and everyone has advice. Much less talked about is the continuing nighttime struggle between parents and their young kids. Because by the time your child is a year or two old, any competent parent has it under control, right? Kids go to sleep and parents get to have their night. Adam Mansbach drew back the curtain on this ridiculous fallacy. Read more → The post Lay Down, Lamb appeared first on Nocturne.
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BelloCollective

This episode completely sold me on Nocturne. It starts off with a new father recounting in an honest and funny way how difficult and amazing parenting can be. Little did I know that I was listening to the origin story of the best kids book of all time, Go The Fuck To Sleep. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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#17 Skye
Episode of
Heavyweight
When Skye was in middle school, her best friends showed up at her home one night and wrote “f*ck you” on her garage door. After that, they never spoke again. Now Skye has a son entering middle school, and he can’t believe his mom never asked her friends why they did it. So, thirty years later, Skye and her son set off to find out.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Devon Taylor, Annika Pillsbury  and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Bobby Lord, and Edwin, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
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BelloCollective

Jonathan Goldstein is a masterful storyteller simply because of his relatability. From his obnoxious yet endearing qualities, to the way he talks with people, Goldstein pulls me into every story he tells. In "Skye," Goldstein asks sorority sisters to revisit a decades-old betrayal. Chosen by Liam Niemeyer, Bello Collective
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